“Just visualize it!” is what so many say.

“Good Luck!” That’s what I say.

Visualizing has been taken out of context.

The many great men and women who told us about visualizing produced spectacular results. Taken out of context people began to assume that if you visualize, then you will get those results too. Not true.

Visualizing is the beginning of the creation process but it is not a magic answer. When mega producers, elite athletes, and geniuses of the past have espoused the power of visualizing, they included it as a part of their process. Not the whole process. It’s the beginning of something you are going to create. Everything begins in the mind. Thoughts DO become things if you do the work to bring them into existence.

Little things like butterflies and parking spaces are easy to manifest, just visualize.

The universe is a creative place. To prove this to yourself, visualize a blue butterfly right now and then notice how you start seeing butterflies everywhere in the next couple days.

Manifesting major stuff like one million dollars takes a full physical, mental, emotional, spiritual alignment. Yes, some have visualized a million bucks and it happened by winning the lottery, but that is not replicable. Odds are not in your favor. Brilliant men and women of the past have showed us that visualizing the end result combined with doing the work, stacks the odds in your favor.

You ever try to visualize a million bucks?  I know I have. Did it drop in my lap the very next week? No! It took 15 years to understand my relationship to the world in such a way that I could harvest millions of dollars from my existence here on Earth. But first I had to see it in my mind. If I didn’t do that part, I never would have done the work to make it happen. Everything that has ever come to be via human hands started in the mind.

Visualizing is just one aspect of the the creation process.

It’s the first of many steps. When Michelangelo envisioned the David he didn’t expect it to spring out of the granite all by itself. He knew that his vision was of the end game and his job was to discover the process and implement it. If you are not a skilled sculptor, then manifesting your vision is going to be tough. Not impossible. In your life, if you can see it, you can create it. There is no magic to this.

Many people believe that visualizing outcomes that you have no expertise in will cause the outcome to occur regardless of your relationship to it. Not true. If you have a vision for a new business, there will be a lot more to it than just visualizing it. To see it clearly in your mind will simply lead you on a journey of discovering the process of manifesting your vision. You will begin to understand the beliefs, skills, disciplines, systems, procedures, relationships, and support structures necessary to manifest your vision. Depending on how close you are, it could take one day or a lifetime.

The mistake is believing that visualizing will replace the process of learning, growing, implementing, failing, trial and error, and building.

So what do you do if where you are today is not even close to where you want to be? You must manifest the right people, teachers, process, understanding and systems. For that, I’ve developed an eight-step process that works great. See the videos here.


  1. Juanita Thompson says:

    Thanks for an awesome class as always. The statement you mad about suffering really hit home. Also, what is the name of the book by Springer that you mentioned, and how do I get information about the Life Purpose coaching with Diane?
    Happy holidays to you and yours!

  2. Grail Nitsch says:

    I am also in to starting life coaching all the way, Matthew ….And thanks for all the class and the miracle hot line …I am blown away with what I have done in one area of my life ….and now career and family and feeling absolutely fabulous all the time ….I am loving the joy, love and abundance and success I have created…Life coaching is now on …this so works

  3. Hi Matthew,
    Like so many others, you have once again used that old cliche: thoughts become things. While in a very vague sense, this is true, the fact is that thoughts are just thoughts. It is beliefs that become things. It is the power of belief and specifically the power of belief brought to the extreme of calling it faith that creates our reality. When a thought becomes a belief, then and only then, will it become manifest in our life.

  4. Grail says:

    Mathew, I thank you from the bottom of my heart your class rocked. What I visualized in this classes rock and the high feelings of joy, love, happiness and miracles were over the top and the man I love we are rocking again. Thank you. I looked at wedding dresses yesterday and I promise I will invite you to the wedding in fact, I would like you to do the service …..it is in my new visualization letter. Thank you! Sending all the love with hugs kisses from Ryan and Grail …We are absolutely loving our life ….

    And yes, my son and I also started a workout program in a boot camp of women with a physical trainer that meets 5 times a week …YES! We are loving life! And life is ultra-easy, with mega feelings of joy, bliss, beauty, success, celebration, love, happiness and ultra-positiveness …IT Rocks! Thank you, Mathew!

  5. Thanks for sharing this article! It has helped to clear up a lot of my misconceptions

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